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Geelong Awards for People with a Disability 2018

Proudly brought to you by genU and the City of Greater Geelong.

These awards celebrate the amazing contribution people with a disability make to our city. Submit nominations to recognise some incredible achievements and help promote a fully inclusive community.

Geelong Awards for People with a Disability


Nominations have now closed.

Late nominations will not be considered.

Our judges will shortlist three (3) finalists in each category.

Each finalist will be invited to attend the final awards ceremony on Tuesday 6 February 2018 as part of the VALID 'Having a Say' conference welcome event with up to two (2) guests each.

Who can be nominated?

To be eligible to receive an award, nominees are required to be a City of Greater Geelong resident with a disability.

Nominations are invited from anyone wanting to recognise a person with a disability for their efforts and achievements in the three (3) categories.

You can nominate yourself for an award or another person who you know is eligible. Please ensure that the nominee has agreed to be nominated before submitting the nomination. Participants of partnering organisations are eligible for nomination.

Youth award nominees must be under 18 years of age as at 5 December 2017.

Award categories

  • Achievement - Recognises someone who has achieved a significant milestone or success in any area.
  • Leadership and Advocacy - Recognises someone who has led or advocated for others to achieve a considerable outcome or advancement.
  • Employment/Volunteering - Recognises someone who has achieved success or made a substantial contribution to empowering and developing other in the workplace or community.


  • genU
  • City of Greater Geelong
  • Barwon Disability Resource Council (BDRC)
  • Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID)
  • 2 prominent business people

Presenting partners

Supporting partners

Adcell group
Geelong Advertiser